An interdisciplinary investigation and analysis of the ecological and social conditions that can lead to wellness or disease. We will analyze the underlying scientific associations of adverse health effects; evaluate causal links such as environmental contamination, air quality, or heavy metal exposures; examine conditions that expand water-borne, vector-borne, and communicable diseases; assess how occupational and community design can contribute to patterns of disease; and explore disparate community impacts and responses to climate change. Students evaluate the range and effectiveness of management and policy strategies designed to reduce adverse health outcomes and explore evidence-based strategies to reduce risk and health disparities. Particular attention will be given to the disproportionate health burdens on disenfranchised communities in both US and global regions. Includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Distribution Requirements: CL, SP. Note: This course counts as a Natural Science laboratory course for the purpose of satisfying the College distribution requirement for students who matriculated before Fall 2016.